How to Glorify God with Wizards, Captain America, and Spider-Man

Though God first reveals Himself in The Bible, He also gives us echoes of His Word and reflections of His image in secular novels and films.

‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and the Subversion of Human Nature

We may cheer for real-life heroes as if they’re beyond evil. But we understand completely when poser heroes in our fiction reveal their evil nature—and we favor their punishment.

When All You Have Is Evangelism, Every Movie Looks Like A Tool

Should a film like “Noah” sink or succeed based on whether it is a seaworthy evangelism tool?

‘Son of God’: Your Jesus is too Normal

If I can enjoy films about Christians, or about non-Christian heroes who serve as Christ figures, why wouldn’t I also enjoy a faithful reenactment of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ himself?

3 Simple Rules for Christians Relating to Movies and Other Popular Culture

Entertainment, education, propaganda. We use culture in several ways. How about using it to enjoy God?

Doctor Who’s Doctrine, Part 11: Best of Show

Days before the 50th anniversary special, two CaPC writers choose their favorite “Who” stories, moments, and catchphrases.

Celebrating C.S. Lewis: ‘Perelandra’

The second “Ransom Trilogy” story captivated me with themes of a virginal paradise invaded by serious, haunting evil.

Doctor Who’s Doctrine, Part 10: Showing the Perfect Forever-Love Story

A time agent or lizard detective may promote other lifestyles. But Who fans only weep over true love stories such as that of Rory and Amy Williams.

Doctor Who’s Doctrine, Part 9: From Dark Sci-Fi to Joyous Fantasy

In most of showrunner Russell T. Davies’s stories, “everything has its time and everything dies.” Steven Moffat’s stories more often exult, “Everybody lives!”

Doctor Who’s Doctrine, Part 7: The Episode I Never Want to See Again

Daleks destroy, angels strike, and monsters chase, but in “Doctor Who” the most horrible villains absorb and “upgrade” human nature itself.

Doctor Who’s Doctrine, Part 5: Music for a Mad Man

The Time Lord needs timeless tunes, and series composer Murray Gold obliges with creative and cinematic bombast.

Doctor Who’s Doctrine, Part 4: The Trip of a Lifetime

Fans fall in love with ‘Doctor Who’ for a reason greater than its creatures, battles, alien worlds, special effects, and fantastic stories. They fall in love because of wonder.

Why Bad News is Good News for ‘The Silver Chair’

What the Narnia films need is a little hardship.

Can Driscoll’s Army of SuperMen Save the Church From Death and Destruction?

Do evangelical calls for Church-saving supermen encourage imitations of Christ or of worldly “masculine” behavior?

ELSEWHERE: Doctrine Wonks Must Read Fiction

What I’d struggled to say for years, crime-novel author J. Mark Bertrand easily proclaims at The Gospel Coalition.

Are Concussions the Price We Pay for Manly Men?

If football makes weak boys into manly men, does that nullify challenges to game violence and sports worship?